The key principles, as mentioned by Dr. Dellinger — prompt debridement when infection is diagnosed and, if at all, late debridement in patients with sterile necrosis — certainly represent today's “gold standard” in the surgical management of patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Although we agree with the key message of this chapter we take a somewhat different position regarding the following issues:
KeywordsAcute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Necrosis Necrotizing Pancreatitis Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
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